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  • want to reduce the stigma of getting psychiatric counseling
  • The stigma associated with being HIV-positive makes diagnosis and treatment more difficult.
  • Nowadays he’s got more than he ever had in his life, he has everything but breeding, he’s freed himself from every stigma, but he sits nursing his hangover of hatred…."
    Harper Lee  --  Go Set a Watchman
  • They even all have the same last name, and she silently curses whoever it was who determined that they should all be named Ward—as if being one weren’t enough of a stigma.
    Neal Shusterman  --  Unwind

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  • "You’d be surprised, the number of women who still find it a stigma.
    Gillian Flynn  --  Gone Girl
  • There’s got to be a way to get rid of the stigmas that come along with the numbers, but that’s my goal."
    Kiera Cass  --  The One
  • Because I was born during a time when the stigma of racial hierarchy and Jim Crow had real consequences for the ways my elders had to act or react to a variety of indignations, I was mindful of the way that the daily humiliations and insults accumulated.
    Bryan Stevenson  --  Just Mercy
  • Eventually they were allowed to rebuild in wood only outside the city’s enlarged commercial district, but the stigma of their responsibility for the fire remained."
    Jim Murphy  --  The Great Fire
  • And the long, aggressive, yellowy stigma jutting from the center is like a jaundiced old man’s finger.
    Holly Goldberg Sloan  --  Counting by 7s
  • Being adopted isn’t really a stigma I’ve ever had to overcome.
    Colleen Hoover  --  Hopeless

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  • The stigma of the nail wound in the palm of the hand was quite small, and well healed, I was glad to see; no more than a small pink knot of scar tissue that would gradually fade.
    Diana Gabaldon  --  Outlander
  • Well, big stigma and fear, I understand.
    Donna Tartt  --  The Goldfinch
  • Do not return to your families with the stigma of disgrace marked on your brows.
    Mary Shelley  --  Frankenstein
  • The stigma gone, Hester heaved a long, deep sigh, in which the burden of shame and anguish departed from her spirit.
    Nathaniel Hawthorne  --  The Scarlet Letter
  • Now how did this odious stigma originate?
    Herman Melville  --  Moby Dick
  • He felt keenly, as his brothers did not, the social stigma attached to those "in trade."
    Margaret Mitchell  --  Gone with the Wind
  • He questioned himself; he sought to divine who could have been that soul in torment which had not been willing to quit this world without leaving this stigma of crime or unhappiness upon the brow of the ancient church.
    Victor Hugo  --  The Hunchback of Notre Dame
  • Nevertheless, despite the stigma, she had made a good marriage.
    Gabriel Garcia Marquez  --  Love in the Time of Cholera
  • We might wonder whether trying to scare them was the appropriate direction to take, whether there was a social stigma surrounding tetanus that inhibited students from admitting that they were at risk, or perhaps that medical care itself was intimidating to students.
    Malcolm Gladwell  --  The Tipping Point
  • Prior to this, I tried to attend Continuation High School in Alhambra—later renamed Century High to remove the stigma of being the school for those who couldn’t make it anywhere else.
    Luis J. Rodriguez  --  Always Running
  • Nobody knows better than yourself that the bandits of Corsica are not rogues or thieves, but purely and simply fugitives, driven by some sinister motive from their native town or village, and that their fellowship involves no disgrace or stigma; for my own part, I protest that, should I ever go to Corsica, my first visit, ere even I presented myself to the mayor or prefect, should be to the bandits of Colomba, if I could only manage to find them; for, on my conscience, they are a race…
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Count of Monte Cristo
  • And I can understand how much it has cost you to remain under that unjust stigma to this time.
    Mark Twain  --  Pudd’nhead Wilson
  • A large amount of money and effort had been saved and there would be no stigma of failure and ruin to haunt him the rest of his life.
    Robert M. Pirsig  --  Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance
  • …Sweden, where the level of intelligence was high and where he could swim nude with beautiful girls with low, demurring voices and sire whole happy, undisciplined tribes of illegitimate Yossarians that the state would assist through parturition and launch into life without stigma; but Sweden was out of reach, too far away, and Yossarian waited for the piece of flak that would knock out one engine over the Italian Alps and provide him with the excuse for heading for Switzerland.
    Joseph Heller  --  Catch-22
  • Some of these fables, to my shame be it spoken, might possibly be traced back to my own veracious self; and if any passages of the present tale should startle the reader’s faith, I must be content to bear the stigma of a fiction monger.
    Nathaniel Hawthorne  --  Dr. Heidegger’s Experiment
  • The stigma of unsanctioned concupiscence!
    Theodore Dreiser  --  An American Tragedy
  • I hated the stigma of divorce.
    Betty Mahmoody  --  Not Without My Daughter
  • He owed her that; it would hurt deeply for a while, but the ultimate pain would be far less than that caused by the stigma of Cain.
    Robert Ludlum  --  The Bourne Identity
  • He was in a bind: in his mistresses’ eyes, he bore the stigma of his love for Tereza; in Tereza’s eyes, the stigma of his exploits with the mistresses.
    Milan Kundera  --  The Unbearable Lightness of Being
  • And now, my friends — my labouring friends, for I rejoice and triumph in that stigma — my friends whose hard but honest beds are made in toil, and whose scanty but independent pots are boiled in hardship; and now, I say, my friends, what appellation has that dastard craven taken to himself, when, with the mask torn from his features, he stands before us in all his native deformity, a What?
    Charles Dickens  --  Hard Times
  • I told her that if she was arrested she would be certain to be fired by her employer, the provincial administration—we both knew that it was her small income that was supporting the household—and that she could probably never work again as a social worker, since the stigma of imprisonment would make public agencies reluctant to hire her.
    Nelson Mandela  --  Long Walk to Freedom
  • It is a stigma burnt on my quivering flesh by a cowled man with a red-hot iron.
    Virginia Woolf  --  The Waves
  • Why should I bear the stigma for what others get away with?
    Thomas Wolfe  --  Look Homeward, Angel
  • Even if you get off welfare, you never escape the stigma that you were a charity case.
    Jeannette Walls  --  The Glass Castle
  • The gentility of her class made her use this pretence to avoid the stigma attached to earning her living.
    W. Somerset Maugham  --  Of Human Bondage
  • Terms such as "obscurantist priest" and "disenfranchised" seemed to her the stigma of dishonor.
    Boris Pasternak  --  Doctor Zhivago
  • She knew she shouldn’t still see the "ex" as a stigma; these days it was nearly a status symbol.
    Nora Roberts  --  Summer Pleasures
  • The success of White Castle in the East and the Midwest helped to popularize hamburgers and to remove much of their social stigma.
    Eric Schlosser  --  Fast Food Nation
  • Despite hard work and the stigma of belonging to the borrowing Passmore family, Johnnie had commanded the homage of more than one heart.
    Grace MacGowan Cooke  --  The Power and the Glory
  • When that line disappeared in clear bronze tan it was as if she had been washed clean of the stigma of Oldring’s Masked Rider.
    Zane Grey  --  Riders of the Purple Sage
  • Like her daughters, June and Audrey (who now goes by the name Rachel Porter), the stigma of Lee Harvey Oswald has followed her since November 22, 1963.
    Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard  --  Killing Kennedy
  • The stigma that the girls feel in their communities after being freed, coupled with drug dependencies or threats from pimps, often lead them to return to the red-light district.
    Nicholas D. Kristof  --  Half the Sky
  • Labov writes that "women perceive and react to prestige or stigma more strongly than men do, and when change begins, women are quicker and more forceful in employing the new social symbolism, whatever it may be."
    Robert MacNeil and William Crane  --  Do You Speak American?
  • Even they, filled as they were with new zeal and new hope, had had to struggle against the stigma of treachery; even they wrestled with the al most physical anguish of saying that which they had been trained never, never to reveal.
    John Le Carre  --  The Spy Who Came In From The Cold
  • I believe in a system of government that places that liberty at the center of its concerns, that enforces the law solely to protect that freedom, that sides with the individual against the claims of family and tribe and church and nation, that sees innocence before guilt and dignity before stigma.
    Jay Allison, et al.  --  This I Believe
  • That workers were free to quit gave the illusion that it wasn’t slavery, but anyone who was born at the company’s Maternidad Maria Josefa, sheltered in Colonia Acero, schooled at Escuela Acero, and lived within blocks of the hypnotizing sounds and fumes of this ferrous giant would always have steel in his blood-as a stigma and as a way of life.
    W. William Winokur  --  The Perfect Game
  • They could not even be certain, that a future nomination would present a candidate in any degree more acceptable to them; and as their dissent might cast a kind of stigma upon the individual rejected, and might have the appearance of a reflection upon the judgment of the chief magistrate, it is not likely that their sanction would often be refused, where there were not special and strong reasons for the refusal.
    Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, & John Jay  --  The Federalist Papers
  • There is but one danger—that this horrible stigma shall be left upon my cheek!" cried Georgiana.
    Nathaniel Hawthorne  --  The Birthmark
  • Perhaps that will open their eyes to the kind of petty criminals with whom they are currently rubbing shoulders.) I count myself very lucky to have escaped the stigma of association with such people — the Minister really could not be more gracious to me — and I do hope, Ron, that you will not allow family ties to blind you to the misguided nature of our parents’ beliefs and actions, either.
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
  • Stigma, March says, keeps families from accepting a loved one’s illness and seeking treatment for them, and it also marginalizes those who are afflicted.
    Steve Lopez  --  The Soloist
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